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Where: Dublin, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1900

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The National Library of Ireland, Library Towers, Home Sweet Home, or the bunker. Whatever you might call it, you will never see it quite like this! Taken long before somebody decided to put the Dáil (parliament) right next door, and fenced it off, it does show what a beautiful building it really is. The perfect repository for the nation's great library....

Collection: Mason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910. Likely before 1908 (Queen Vic statue)

NLI Ref: M14/36

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 01/Jun/2018 08:11:10

    I thought it was a dog, but it is a wheelbarrow!

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    derangedlemur

    • 01/Jun/2018 08:13:05

    I see they have statues of the three Marys on top of each wing.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 01/Jun/2018 08:15:34

    Oooo! Streetview tootles around INSIDE now - goo.gl/maps/F64xohotWcx

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 01/Jun/2018 08:17:48

    SHHH! - goo.gl/maps/YnLaLUDkdYm

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 01/Jun/2018 08:25:37

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! In February 2015 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/juanfrito/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/juanfrito/16528781759/ WHo pinched all the Marys?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Jun/2018 08:54:35

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] It was nice to be appreciated but it didn't last long:-(

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Jun/2018 08:59:41

    Neither the DIA nor the NIAH shed any light on a date for the renovations removing the Mary statues and associated urns.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Jun/2018 09:06:09

    Before Queen Victoria arrived (Unveiled 15 Feb 1908.): Queen Victoria (Marys still in place at that time)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Jun/2018 09:11:54

    1895ish: Library Towers

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Jun/2018 09:15:41

    M14/35 next door is of the museum opposite, and includes a fireman and some equipment.

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    sissonni

    • 01/Jun/2018 09:32:45

    Looks like they may have been removed by the time of this photograph? www.bridgemanimages.com/en-GB/asset/425355/irish-photogra... (pre 1948) also here www.rte.ie/archives/2018/0125/935986-queen-victoria-settl... (RTE dates the photograph as 1930s)

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    John A. Coffey

    • 01/Jun/2018 09:50:28

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley And she was removed, July 22nd 1948 my birthday, 70 years ago, my late father was a very happy man that day.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 01/Jun/2018 10:19:55

    I think the photo is near 1890, maybe before the opening; there are no lamps on the stone plinths (see note), and a lack of shrubs and vegetation - perhaps the fellow with the wheelbarrow was about to plant? Compare with - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000324213 - half lamp, no shrubs catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000323786 - lamps there, and shrubs, but no Queen Victoria statue

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    Wendy:

    • 01/Jun/2018 10:58:33

    yes as can't be seen these days!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Jun/2018 11:00:42

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Agreed. In the half lamp no shrubs shot, you can see that the post I noted here at the far side of the grass circle is a temporary lamp. The view I included above as 1895ish, you can see that the lamp plinth is empty there too (through the railings in megazoom). The gate houses in that one have an empty urn, later they got replaced with lights.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Jun/2018 11:18:14

    I think this may even be before opening day on Friday, 29 August 1890.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Jun/2018 11:27:08

    In L_ROY_07307 of Leinster House, we are still before Victoria in 1908, but now there is a path straight across the diameter of the grass circle as well as well-grown shrubs and borders. Note the difference between sooty old Leinster House and the relatively fresh library/museum.

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    Foxglove

    • 01/Jun/2018 11:43:44

    I thought the Mary's had come down of the roof and were hosting their photos on Flickr! I could be wrong?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Jun/2018 11:54:19

    In this pre-library archive shot L_CAB_00736 from Molesworth street we see the old gate with Minerva on top and high walls instead of the railings we know.

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    domenico milella

    • 02/Jun/2018 09:48:25

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album. Nice Week End.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Jun/2018 07:47:20

    Anyone lost a left-handed black leather glove? - goo.gl/maps/57jsi5i4AfS2

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/Jun/2018 13:24:29

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia As John Lennon said, "All you need is (a) Glove"!!